Kevin, The firstname.lastname@example.org list came out of a "geospatial BoF" at Apache conference in Vancouver two years ago.
We should plan for a BoF during the Montreal in September. Martin and others were key to the results of that BoF. Lets look toward scheduling a geospatial BoF at ApacheConNA this year. We have a good slate of presentations for the geospatial track this year. Probably put the BoF after that track. I will ask Rich Bowen. George Percivall CTO, Chief Engineer Open Geospatial Consortium gperciv...@opengeospatial.org @Percivall > On Apr 5, 2018, at 7:54 PM, Kevin A. McGrail <kmcgr...@apache.org> wrote: > > Board to Bcc and Adding email@example.com to move this discussion > there. > > Hi Martin > > It sounds like we have a clear requirement from the board to move forward > so let's try and get OGC to do so. The good news is that we have the > targeted sponsorship program so we have some clear methodoloty we can use > for them to donate things and recognize the donation. > > I've been working with George Percival and Simon Chester. I just sent a > note to George so let's not but Scott yet as a lot of people are on vacay > this week for Easter so let's give it a few days. > > -- > Kevin A. McGrail > Asst. Treasurer & VP Fundraising, Apache Software Foundation > Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project > https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171 > > On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Martin Desruisseaux < > martin.desruisse...@geomatys.com> wrote: > >> Le 05/04/2018 à 17:48, Kevin A. McGrail a écrit : >> >> I didn't know that list existed. I've just subscribed, thanks. And thanks >> for the backstory. >> >> Re: Membership. I had been talking to them and Chris Mattman so this is >> great info. I'll ping them about the free membership for Apache and see if >> we can get this resolved so it's then a simpple matter of resolutions to >> create the position and identify representative(s) where I agree, two would >> be great. >> >> Thanks. The OGC executive director I spoke too in 2015 is Scott Simmons >> (but I'm not sure he remember). I'm still in touch with him sometime for >> other topics; let me know if you want me to introduce you. >> >> However the situation seems to have changed since 2015. Looking at the >> http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/members page, there is now an *"NGO / >> Not For Profit Institute"* category. I do not remember to have seen this >> category in 2015. This category still have a fee varying from 240 to 1200 >> USD, depending on the country where the institute is based (e.g. 240 for >> Haiti, 396 for Vietnam, 1200 for USA, France or Japan). This may seem >> surprising for a "Not For Profit Institute" category, but other members in >> that category are e.g. World Meteorological Organization (WMO), The >> Aerospace Corporation, *etc.* >> >> However I wonder if Apache charity status can come into play; it may still >> be worth to contact Scott directly. >> >> Martin >> >> >>